Event Profile

New Arc Flash Standards (IEEE 1584)

May 22 — 23, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn Spokane Airport
9015 US-2
Spokane, WA 99224 
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Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Electric utility engineering managers, engineers, and others responsible for developing arc flash standards and/or studies for their utility.

Course Overview:

The latest Arc Flash edition of IEEE 1584 is a major game changer; almost everything has changed since the original 2002 edition was introduced.

This two-day course provides in-depth techniques for designers and facility operators to assess the hazards in the work place; determine the arc flash hazard distance and the incident energy to which employees could be exposed; select/apply the correct personal protective equipment; and document all assessments.

This course covers the following aspects of the latest edition:

  • Five different electrode configurations to enable more detailed modeling:
    • Vertical electrodes in a metal box/enclosure – VCB (also in 2002 Edition)
    • Vertical electrodes terminated in an insulating barrier in a metal box/enclosure – VCCB
    • Horizontal electrodes in a metal box/enclosure – HCB
    • Vertical electrodes in open air – VOA (also in 2002 Edition)
    • Horizontal electrodes in open air – HOA
  • More choices for enclosure types and sizes
  • Enclosure correction factor calculations to adjust for specific enclosure sizes
  • Calculations for arcing current variation factors
  • Voltage equations and interpolation to actual voltages 
  • Elimination of the differences between grounded vs. ungrounded
  • Elimination of the 125 kVA transformer exception

Course Instructor:

Jim Phillips, PE, Brainfiller

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

Hilton Garden Inn Spokane Airport

9015 US-2

Spokane, WA 99224


Room rate: $169 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than April 21, 2019, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (extended through 5/22/2019): $720
Utility Member Standard: $795

Associate Member Early Bird (extended through 5/22/2019): $1,080
Associate Member Standard: $1,155

Non-member Early Bird (extended through 5/22/2019): $2,160
Non-member Standard: $2,235

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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Hilton Garden Inn Spokane Airport

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Jim Phillips, P.E.

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